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Debate surfaces over carriage of PrideVision

News | 06/07/2001 4:00 am EDT

So how will the new gay and lesbian channel be packaged in the upcoming September launch? Anticipating negative reactions from some conservative communities in Western Canada, Shaw Communications Inc CEO Jim Shaw told delegates at the cable industry’s annual convention in Toronto last week that he would refuse to distribute the must-carry Category 1 channel in regions where communities object. Any complaints Shaw does receive will simply be forwarded to the CRTC, he adds.

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